Many people suffer from anxiety when they know they have to go visit their dentist, or have anxiety immediately when they walk into a dentist’s office. At Bright Star Sapphire Dental, we listen to our patients so we are aware of their past dental experiences, or feelings about visiting the dentist before we see them. We want each patient to feel comfortable and at ease when they visit our office.

We treat all of our patients like family, and make sure our office is an inviting and safe environment for our patients.

How Can You Help My Dental Anxiety?

Our dentists in Fair Lawn, NJ, Dr. Boris Kleyman and Dr. Denada Kleyman, have several ways to help ease your dental anxiety:

  • We encourage all of our patients to meet with us to discuss any fears or concerns they may have before their first visit. We want to make sure our patients are comfortable knowing what to expect, and that we are here to help with anything they need. 
  • We offer music to help relax our patients and distract them from the procedure. We also encourage our patients to give us hand signals if needed during any appointment, so we know all is well. If patients want us to stop, or need a break during a procedure, our staff will make sure to give patients the time they need. 
  • We communicate to our patients throughout each appointment, letting them know what we are doing through each step of the procedure. Doing this helps keep the patient at ease so they know what is happening at all stages. This also helps them to mentally prepare for what is next. 
  • Oral anxiety medications may be recommended to our patients to help them relax during a procedure. These are short acting and can be taken an hour or so before a procedure to keep patients with dental anxiety calm and at ease. 

Contact Bright Star Sapphire Dental

Bright Star Sapphire Dental is here to make sure all our patients that have dental anxiety feel calm and comfortable when they enter our office. Our goal is to give our patients an exceptional experience. We strive to give only the best treatment to all of our patients and families.

If you are interested in finding out more about the services we offer, contact Bright Star Sapphire Dental to schedule your appointment.

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Safety is our number one priority at Bright Star Sapphire Dental. We want children to feel safe and relaxed when they have to come see us for an appointment. Making sure a child feels comfortable and calm during any dental visit is extremely important.

In many cases there are ways to help make a child feel calm when they have to visit the dentist. Our practice offers different types of sedation options for children to help keep them at ease during a visit. If a child has had a previous negative experience it may be difficult for them to go to another dentist and sit calmly through an appointment.

What Sedative Options Do You Offer?

We offer safe options for our patients to help make their experience at our office an exceptional one! Below are some sedative options that our dental office in Fair Lawn, NJ provides:

Nitrous Oxide:

This method of sedation is also referred to as “laughing gas”, and is a safe and effective way to keep patients relaxed and happy. Nitrous Oxide keeps patients relaxed, but they are still awake during a procedure or appointment. Patients can still respond to the dentist, and the effects will wear off instantly when the procedure is complete. 

Mild Sedation:

This method is induced using drugs administered orally, and only done when Nitrous Oxide will not be enough. This method is also safe, and the child’s weight and age are used to determine the recommended dose for treatment. 

Deep Sedation:

This method of sedation is done using intravenous drugs, and with this method the child is completely asleep during the procedure. This method is only used with absolutely necessary, and the other two methods are not appropriate for the treatment needed.  

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All methods of sedation are safe, and we make safety for all our patients our first priority with any visit or procedure. Our friendly staff will discuss all options, and help parents feel at ease choosing the best option that fits their child’s needs. 

We want all of our patients to feel at home when they walk into our office, and trust that we will take the very best care of them. 

If you are interested in finding out more about our sedation options for pediatric dentistry, contact Bright Star Sapphire Dental to schedule your appointment with our dentists in Fair Lawn, Dr. Boris Kleyman & Dr. Denada Kleyman!

Many parents may wonder when it is the right time to find a good dentist for their child. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD) recommends that parents seek out a dentist for their child by the age of one, or when they notice the first signs of a tooth erupting in the child’s mouth. Primary teeth usually begin to erupt around six months of age.

Many parents feel their child is too young to see a dentist, or that they don’t have enough teeth, but visiting a dentist helps to make sure baby teeth are coming in properly. It is important to keep primary teeth in place until they are lost naturally.

What Are the Benefits of Primary Teeth?

We offer safe options for our patients to help make their experience at our office an exceptional one! Below are some sedative options that our dental office in Fair Lawn, NJ provides:

  • Helping children with their speech development. 

  • Primary teeth save space for future adult teeth. 

  • Primary teeth promote a healthy smile, and give kids confidence about their appearance. 

  • Help children to chew properly. 

Starting your child out right with proper dental care helps set the stage to build a good oral hygiene routine. Establishing a relationship with your child’s dentist will help the child to understand how important it is to take care of your teeth, and visit a dentist regularly.  

As part of the routine visit the dentist can check for any issues as the child grows older. Preventative care is important to keep your child’s teeth looking and feeling their best. 

Contact Bright Star Sapphire Dental

At Bright Star Sapphire Dental we strive to provide the very best care for our patients of all ages, and will make sure every appointment at our office is an exceptional one. If you are interested in scheduling your child’s first appointment, contact Bright Star Sapphire Dental today.